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4:10 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Governor's Future

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Governor says he's not looking for a job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he is not looking for a job after he leaves office next year.

Henry is term-limited and must leave office at the end of his second term in January 2011 and speculation is swirling about his future. But Henry said Thursday that he is not pursuing anything right now.

He also says he hasn't ruled anything out.

Speculation has focused on the upcoming vacancy on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Henry's cousin, Chief Judge Robert Henry, is giving up his lifetime seat in June to become the president of Oklahoma City University.

Political observers believe the governor would be a leading candidate if he pursued the judicial slot.

Henry says he is focused on being governor.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.